Country Roads Take Me Home

Country Roads Take me Home
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What to see on Country Roads Take Me Home:

  1. Learn the Song; Country Roads Guitar Lesson
  2. Get the Country Roads Guitar Tab
  3. Country Roads Lyrics
  4. Country Roads guitar Rhythm
  5. Two Bonus Videos

About the Song “Country Roads Take Me Home”

Along my travels to West Virginia to watch a minor league baseball game. I could see off in the distance on the left side of the road a mass.

Traveling down highway 81 this mass appeared far away, and was a deep blue color. The closer I got to the little town I could see through the mist these beautiful blue mountains.

The closer we got to town the bigger the Blue Ridge mountains became. What an awesome sight! A sight that no camera can actually capture, a majestic sight.

When we got to the baseball game of course the National Anthem was played and then; “Country Roads take me home”. You could feel in the air how proud the West Virginia people were of that song.

Which was written by John Denver, Bill Danoff, and Taffy Nivert. This song was released in 1971, and sung by John Denver. It hit number 2 on the Billboards, and became a Gold Record.  And the Rest is history.

This is a great song that has and will stand the test of time. Great for sing a longs, campfires and baseball games. Click here for the Current pricing of  The Essential John Denver record on Amazon.

Country Roads Guitar Lesson

The  country roads guitar lesson is for late beginners or intermediate guitar players. There are quite a few guitar chords which are all easy, even the one bar chord.

Some lessons are shown with a capo. This lesson is without a capo, and all the chords are open chords except for the F#m which is fairly easy to play. If you need some tips on how to make a bar chord easier. Then check out Video F Chord|5 Ways on Guitar.

Take Me Home Country Roads Chords 

Take me home country roads chords in the song are: A  F#m  E  D  G and E7. Here’s the chord diagrams for the song. If you don’t know how to read a chord diagram check out Chord Charts How to read a Chord Chart.

Take me home country roads
A & F#m Chord Diagram
Take me home country roads
E & D Chord Diagrams
Take me home country roads
G & E chord Diagram

Take Me Home Country Roads Guitar Rhythm

Take me home country roads guitar rhythm has that classic country vibe. The song starts out on A  there are two and a half bars thenn the singing starts.

With this country stile of playing you can here the base line. When your fingering the A major chord you have your fingers located all on the second fret. With fingers 1, 2, and 3.

To play this chord you pick the A string, which is the 5th string. Then strum the A chord. Next Pick the E string which is the 6th string. Then strum the A chord.

This is a classic country style of guitar rhythm. You go back and fourth between the A string and the E string. Then the chord quickly changes to the F#m.

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Playing the F#m Chord 

To play the F#m you bar the strings on the 2nd fret with your 1st finger. Then place your 3rd finger on the 4th fret of the 5th string. Next place your pinkie directly below your 3rd finger on the 4th string.

When playing the F#m you want to pick the E string, the 6th string. Then strum the F#m chord. Pick the 5th string, the (A string), and strum the chord. Toggle back and fourth between the E and A string.

After playing the F#m the chord change is to the E chord. Playing , the E major chord you want to place your 1st finger at the 1st fret. This is on the 3rd string.

Your second finger is positioned on the 5th string, 2nd fret. Then your 3rd finger is on the 4th string at the 2nd fret. Put it all together you have the E major chord.

Start by picking the 6th string, the (E string). Then strum the E chord. Pick the 5th string strum. Alternating back and fourth between the 6th string and the 5th string.

Alternating base line on the D chord

The next chord in the line up is the D chord. Let’s start by making the D major chord. First off place your 1st finger at the 2nd fret on the 3rd string. Your 2nd finger is on the 1st string at the 2nd fret. Lastly your 3rd finger is at the 3rd fret, 2nd string.

To play this alternating base line on the D chord pick the D string. This is the 4th string. Then strum the D chord. Pick the A string, the (5th string). Again strum the D chord. Alternating back and fourth.

Then the chord progression goes back to the A chord. Which we went over previously. This is actually the chord progression for the Verse.

Chord Progression to the Song Country Roads 

The Chord progression in the Song known as “Country Roads take me home”, or “Take me home country roads”, or better known as “Country Roads” are all the same.

The song has 2 Verses, 3 Chorus, a Bridge and an Outro. There are 3 chord progressions. Here is the chord progression to the song country roads:

  • Verse – A F#m E D A A F#m E D A
  • Chorus – A E F#m D A E D A
  • Bridge – F#m E A D A E F#m G
  • Outro – E A  E A

Note that on the 3rd chorus the chords are played through two times.

The chord progression to the song Country Roads is better to grasp when you look at it, so check out the video below “Take Me Home Country Roads.”

 Thanks for Watching Episode 1 of a two part Video. Check out part two below. Thanks.


Country Roads Guitar Tab

Get the “Country Roads” guitar tab to practice playing the song. It will also help you to check out the lyrics to the song below. This free lesson, gives you everything you need to get started playing this great John Denver song. Enjoy!

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Take Me Home Country Roads Lyrics 

(Verse)

Almost heaven, West Virginia,

Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah river.

Life is old there, older than the trees,

Younger than the mountains, blowing like the breeze

(Chorus)

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong:

West Virginia, mountain mamma,

Take me home, country roads.

(Verse 2)

All my memries gather ’round her,

Miner’s lady, stranger to blue water.

Dark and dusty, painted on the sky,

Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye.

(Chorus)

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong:

West Virginia, mountain mamma,

Take me home, country roads.

(Bridge)

I hear her voice in the morning hours she calls me,

The radio reminds me of my home far away,

And driving down the road

I get this feeling that I should have been home yesterday, yesterday.

(Chorus)

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong:

West Virginia, mountain mamma,

Take me home, country roads.

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong:

West Virginia, mountain mamma,

Take me home, country roads.

(Outro)

Take me home, down country roads,

Take me home, down country roads.

Click here to see the Second part of the video Country Roads guitar lesson. 



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